Musaab Ali wins 1500m bronze while the men’s 4x400m relay quartet also finish on the podium after India were disqualified for jostling and obstruction
Qatar’s former double World U20 champion Ashraf El-Seify fired the warning shot in the men’s hammer-throw qualifying with a season’s best effort of 74.92m at the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships at Khalifa International Stadium yesterday.
‘To start the season with a 47.51 is amazing. I am so happy to win the first medal for Qatar in the championships’
Ernest John Obeina of the Philippines breaks the 26-year-old championships record in the men’s pole vault for gold
“A young athlete often asks this question,” said IAAF president Sebastian Coe, looking at Qatari star high-jumper Mutaz Barshim, “What is it that’s going to make me a great high-jumper?”
‘We need to have a very high standard of organisation... to set up a format and scale for the future organisers to match’
The drama was there, all with lightning and thunder at the start of the race. Almost three minutes later, there were also cheers and ecstatic faces in the Umm Qarn camp as Alban de Mieulle-trained Yazeed capped his Qatar season with a thrilling victory in the USD250,000 Qatar Gold Sword
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